Tuesday, February 7, 2012

K & 1 Academic Success


Howard B. Wigglebottom revisits kindergarten while teaching listening skills in Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen. Students read the animated book while identifying the importance of being a good listener at school. While reviewing the different components of being a good listener, student complete an animated activity and sing songs to help them remember all the ways they need to listen and how to listen with their whole body. Students love when Howard visits their class!

1st grade

To review the importance of listening and how it helps them be successful at school, students hear the story Listen Buddy and discuss how they use their whole body to listen and why it's important to be a good listener. Students then complete an interactive coloring activity where they are instructed to color different parts of the bunny different colors. They have to use their listening skills to know what to color i.e. color the bunnies nose pink, color the bunnies tail green, etc. Students then compare their bunny to the counselors to see if they match!


  1. I love Howard B. Wigglebottom! He has lots of fun books. I used HBW learns to listen in 2nd grade and we wrote letters to Howard giving him ideas on how to listen in class. I then sent these letters to the author and he sent us 2 autographed books!

  2. Traci,

    That's wonderful and such a great idea, thanks so much for sharing! :)